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Cali's Cultural and Historical Walking Tour

1. Cali's Cultural and Historical Walking Tour

Walk through one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Colombia, the so-called “Sultana del Valle” or “La Sucursal del Cielo”. Famous for its Salsa rhythms and acrobatic shows, Cali hides an enormous, fighting and brilliant past beyond that enriches our lives nowadays. Throughout this cultural walk, you’ll relive our historical process that led us into civil wars, hard moments of discrimination and bright minds who recite Cali in poems and songs about its pretty mountains, our beautiful women and beloved city. It’s important to know the current people’s feeling and situation after the pandemic to understand the resistant culture we represent for the whole country. From its colonial houses until the Jairo Varela Museum, you will recognize and taste the great “caleños” race we are: afros, indigenous and europeans!

Cali: Grand City Tour

2. Cali: Grand City Tour

This grand tour of Cali allows you to visit the city in an efficient and fun way, going straight from one attraction to the next in a private vehicle without wasting in between. Your local caleño guides will show you the best attractions, where you can listen to the history of the city and take pictures. Visit Cristo Rey and Sebastian de Belalcazar, where you can see the incredible panoramic views that the city has to offer. You will also have the chance to try typical drinks, so you can feel like a true caleño.  Pass by El Gato del Rio and the only musical monument in Colombia. Walk through the Boulevard del Rio and explore the historical center, full of art, culture, and ancestral myths.

Cali: Whalewatching Daytrip in Buenaventura

3. Cali: Whalewatching Daytrip in Buenaventura

On this trip you will get to see and enjoy the Beauty of whales while they are in their mating season. You will also get to experience the delicious cuisine of the pacific coast after whale watching when we have lunch. We will also get to learn about the traditional drink of the pacific called Viche at the live museum of Viche. Meeting point pickup at 4:30 Am be ready with swim suit and beachwear 6:00 am Breakfast on the way 9:00 am Transport on shared boat ride from Buenaventura to Juanchaco 10:30 am Whale watching on a boat with a panoramic view and birdwatching on Isla palma with the possibility of swimming on Isla Palma depending on the tide 12:30 lunch in Juanchaco with time off to enjoy the beach and the waves and a hike 4:00pm return to Buenaventura 5:30pm return to Cali from Buenaventura 8:00pm Arrival at Cali NOTE some activities might change depending on the tide and weather in the area

Cali: 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

4. Cali: 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Discover the incredible historical town of Cali as a local guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour to discover its main sights. The tour starts in the Jairo Varela plaza, a place full of salsa and culture. Continue to the historic center, winding through traditional city center along the way. Explore the city and learn about Cali's architecture, parks, theaters, churches, museums, cathedrals, and monuments. Your guide will enrich you with their knowledge of the city’s history. Along the way, you will be able to sample typical Caleño food and drinks, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the Cali culture (at your own expense).

Cali: Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airpot One Way Transfer

5. Cali: Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airpot One Way Transfer

You won’t have to worry about anything! We have a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and professional drivers. They will make sure your trip from or to the airport to is completely safe and comfortable, so you can relax a bit and enjoy! We will welcome you to our city from the very beginning and, if you are leaving, we will assure you leave it having enjoyed it from start to finish. Why should you take a private transfer from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón? Are you coming or leaving Cali? Don’t want to really navigate the local taxi service? Safe and hassle-free! It is the best way to start your Cali adventure and an amazing send-off too! We offer arrival or departure transfers. From or to the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport and from or to your lodgings. Our transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether this is the last leg of your trip or you are just starting your journey in the city, we want it to be the best experience possible. Travel safe. We are here to help. One of our professional drivers will be waiting for you in the chosen meeting point and he will help you loading your luggage in the car. You will be transferred on a private and comfortable vehicle and we will make sure of leaving you in the closest place where you have to be. You just have to relax in the back of the car as we finish this short trip once arriving safely to your chosen destination. You don’t have to worry about anything!

Cali: Farallones Natural Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

6. Cali: Farallones Natural Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

Discover the several rivers and waterfalls of the forests and ecological trails surrounding Cali on a guided hiking tour. Experience the rural hillsides of Cali with a wildlife expert that will show you the best that these mountains have to offer. During the tour, you will witness the natural richness of the Farallones, the west branch of the Andes Mountains. See the well-preserved diversity of nature where more than 80 species of birds can be seen. Open your lungs to the clean and fresh air, plunge into crystal clear waters, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley and mountains. During your hike, you will be able to cool off in natural waterfalls and rivers.

Cali: Guided Day-Trip to San Cipriano with Traditional Lunch

7. Cali: Guided Day-Trip to San Cipriano with Traditional Lunch

Depart from the dancing city of Cali for the wonderful San Cipriano Natural Reserve. Ride the unique ‘brujita’ transportation into this hidden gem, relaxing in the sparkling river and enjoying a traditional lunch with locals. Get picked up from your accommodations and drive for two hours to reach Cordoba. Take the chance to ride on the ‘brujita,' a platform on a rail powered by motorcycle which is the only way to access San Cipriano. Arrive in the nature reserve and immerse yourself in its lush beauty, sparkling with crystalline rivers. Learn about the people of San Cipriano and their daily lives on a guided tour, before having a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Cauca Valley. After lunch, spend your last few hours relaxing and having fun in the river. Take the ‘brujita’ back to Cordoba, where you'll get driven back to your hotel in Cali.

Transfers from Cali airport comfortable and safe

8. Transfers from Cali airport comfortable and safe

Welcome to our transportation service from the Cali airport to the city! We are pleased to offer you a comfortable and safe transfer from the airport to your final destination in the city of Cali. Our service includes a professional driver who will meet you at the airport with a name sign, help you with your luggage, and take you directly to your accommodation in the city. In addition, our vehicle is comfortable and air conditioned so you can enjoy a pleasant and relaxing trip. All this makes our transportation service the perfect option to start your trip to Cali in the most comfortable and safe way possible. We look forward to serving you soon!

Buenaventura: Whale Watching Trip with Overnight Stay

9. Buenaventura: Whale Watching Trip with Overnight Stay

Day 1 Arrive in Buenaventura a day before the whale watching tour and be escorted to your hotel for your overnight stay. Enjoy your evening in the town, and sample local cuisine as you stroll along the promenade. Day 2 After breakfast at your hotel, head to the pier office to collect your boat tickets. At 8:00 AM your boat will depart to Juanchaco, an authentic fishing village on the Colombian Pacific coast. Arrive at Juanchaco pier where you will meet your host who will escort you to the whale watching tour. Next, explore the beach and the town of Juanchaco. Enjoy lunch at a traditional local restaurant. Later in the afternoon the boat will be waiting for you to return to Buenaventura.

Cali: Valle del Cauca Scenic ATV Tour with Transfer

10. Cali: Valle del Cauca Scenic ATV Tour with Transfer

All our tours have terrain that is as varied as possible, we will try to go through trails, viewpoints, swamps, forests and beautiful natural landscapes to make this experience a true extreme challenge. The background scenery is magnificent, the pace is moderate, and the euphoria is unforgettable. Valley Adventours offers a wide variety of ATV adventures for you to choose from. Do you want to enjoy the thrill of driving an ATV? Venture out to explore the off-roads of Valle del Cauca driving your own ATV through the laid-back town of El Cerrito. Rivers, incredible landscapes and off-road trails will test even the most experienced ATV enthusiasts. Explore the best off-road action this region has to offer on one of our ATV tours. We have the ideal experience for you to enjoy your vacation in Cali to the fullest. From our ATV Tour in Valle del Cauca, to full day excursions. Enjoy the freedom, the open and fresh air in one of the best known and most popular destinations in Colombia. Warning: Riding an ATV can be habit forming, if you try one adventure you will certainly sign up for more.

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4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

It was changed slightly to include both walking and a short drive up a mountain to a viewpoint which was great. The guide Andres is a proud local who has also travelled extensively. He has lots of interesting information and insights.

Juanko had excellent knowledge of Cali and showed us plenty of it. Very passionate about the city; particularly it’s history, the local artisans and Columbian culture. He was also great company.

This is an amazing opportunity to see and experience a special part of Colombia. The guides were great and there was so many beautiful areas to drink in. I will do this again.

Real, satisfying. Juan is a terrific host and guide. In spite of warnings by friends, felt safe the entire visit. Don’t go if you are not fit enough to walk up steep inclines.

It is great to learn about Cali from the enthusiastic guides. It really helps get oriented and gain a deep appreciation for the city and culture.